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Flight Sim Starter Pack Giveaway



We’re excited to announce this Flight Sim Starter Pack Giveaway, WORTH NEARLY ~$1,000!

Enter to win by September 14th, 2020!

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  • Thrustmaster® TCA Sidestick Airbus Edition, a value of $99.99
    • Get ready for takeoff with the first Thrustmaster® joystick to combine magnetic technology with flight controls inspired by the world of civil aviation (the Airbus A320 family). Fully ambidextrous and modular joystick, with 4 swappable joystick head button modules that let you choose between 4 different configurations (right or left seat of an airliner, narrow or wide center stick configuration for small aircraft). Ergonomic replica of the Airbus sidestick (A320 type), with built-in throttle axis and thrust reverser mechanism.

Thrustmaster TCA Sidestick Airbus edition

  • Download code for the Standard Edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020), a value of $79.99
    • The new Microsoft Flight Simulator is the next-generation of one of the most beloved simulation franchises. From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and stunning aircraft in an incredibly realistic world. Create your flight plan and fly anywhere on the planet. Enjoy flying day or night and face realistic, challenging weather conditions.
  • Download code for the Ground School App by Jason Miller ATP, CFI at LearnTheFinerPoints.com, a value of $400
    • “Ground School” contains all the FAA textbooks, the knowledge you need to fly, and video tips by a 20 year career CFI. This app prepares you for the FAA written knowledge, skill test, and oral exam. Learn more about Ground School at GetGroundSchool.com


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Submit your details in the contest entry form below, and good luck to you!

A randomly selected winner will be contacted by email by the end of September.


  • One entry per person.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter, or have the permission of a parent/guardian.
  • Agree to receive emails from FlightChops.
  • Agree to your first name being announced as winner, if you win.
  • Quebec residents not eligible for entry due to provincial regulations.
  • Winner must answer a skill-testing question.
  • Entries close September 14th 15th, 2020 at 12PM ET!
  • Approximate giveaway value: ~$1,000 CAD

We announce our winners through the Flight Chops Newsletter.  Are you signed up?

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I’m a Private Pilot, doing my best to stay current and learn. I fly for fun and might just be the least cocky pilot on the internet! My self analysis videos can seem self deprecating at times, but I am trying to learn from the small mistakes to avoid making a big one; I’m happy to share and find it rewarding to help other pilots or aspiring aviators in any way that I can. How does the saying go? “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards”. And in aviation, not all tests are survivable.

My virtual “ride-along” flying videos are aimed and sharing my experiences and giving back to the aviation community which has been so helpful to me. I shoot multi-camera angles, get detailed real time instrument panel shots, and have radio intercom audio. I respect people’s time, so I put a fair bit of work into editing to keep the videos concise and engaging; I add animations and further graphics and voice overs where needed to add context and explanations.

My hope is to continue to grow and evolve the “Flight Chops” project with input and support from the aviation community!

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I am a “weekend warrior” private pilot, I fly for fun with no intentions of going commercial. I have had my PPL for over 15 years, but still consider each flight a learning experience – I generally take detailed notes after each flight to remind myself what went well or what I could do to improve…. Having the GoPro cameras to record flights like this is invaluable. I find these self analysis videos very helpful in my constant quest to improve, and am happy to share.

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